News Pride flag burned again outside Harlem gay bar, NYPD says A man set fire to a pride flag outside Alibi Lounge in Harlem early Monday, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Updated July 9, 2019 6:57 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A Harlem man has been arrested and charged with arson after he set fire to pride flags outside of a gay bar in the neighborhood on two occasions in just over a month, police said Tuesday. Tyresse Singleton, 20, was captured on surveillance video not long after midnight on Monday setting fire to one of the rainbow flags outside the Alibi Lounge on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, near West 139th Street, police said. “We simply have no words!” the bar wrote on Instagram on Monday with a photo of the burned flag. The flags on either side of the entrance had replaced two that were burned just weeks before on May 31. Police also released video of that incident, but Singleton remained at large until Tuesday. He is charged with two counts of criminal mischief as a hate crime and two counts of arson, according to police. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who had directed the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist the NYPD investigation of both incidents, said he was appalled by the flag burnings. "This act of hate is repugnant to our values of equality and inclusion, and we will not stand by and allow these cowardly acts to continue in New York," Cuomo said in a statement. By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Video of man setting fire to gay pride flags in Harlem releasedThe Alibi Lounge has put up new “bigger, brighter, bolder” flags, according to an Instagram post on Tuesday. Pride flags set on fire at Harlem gay bar: CopsThe act was done just a day before the city's Pride month celebrations began. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.